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Mueller Looking Into GOP Researcher Who Secretly Raised $100,000 to Find Clinton Emails

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks with Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic, during The Atlantic Festival, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A Republican opposition researcher raised at least $100,000 in an effort to hunt down emails thought to be stolen from Hillary Clinton’s private server, activities that are under intense scrutiny by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Mueller may be especially interested in the researcher, Peter Smith, because he implied to those whom he tried to recruit for effort that he was connected to several Trump campaign officials – including Steve Bannon, Mike Flynn, and Kellyanne Conway.

Smith died 10 days after revealing his efforts to the Journal in an apparent suicide.

Smith apparently went to great lengths to ensure the secrecy of his project and was hoping to obtain incriminating Clinton emails from hackers just weeks before the 2016 election.

He reportedly obtained the $100,000 from at least four financiers, in addition to a $50,000 contribution from himself. The donations were made in the name of a Washington scholarship fund for Russian students, although the Journal could not determine if the scholarship fund existed.

An email sent about obtaining the pledges came just a few days after WikiLeaks and DCLeaks began releasing emails damaging to Clinton’s campaign and four days after the U.S. government publicly warned that Russia was trying to interfere in the election.

Smith’s estate has reportedly given documents to Mueller’s probe, as well as to investigations being conducted by the House and Senate intelligence committees.

Smith, the White House and an official for Trump’s campaign have all denied that Smith worked for them while attempting to obtain the emails, the Journal reported.

via www.newsmax.com


  1. muller and rod peanut head rosenstein only have about 30 days to get their bogus investigation against trump finished bofore he fires their sorry ass. dems suck fake investigations suck

  2. Hmmm, let’s see!!! He was searching for deleted Clinton emails and he “committed suicide” 10 days after starting. Sounds like Hillary had someone else beside Seth Rich killed prior to the 2016 elections. We all know the FBI in Washington are all Democratic Party hacks. Trump needs to clear the entire building out following the 2018 elections.

  3. First off, Killary did this to herself. No one made her abuse her power and be involved in so many illegal activities. She was overly confident, she still is. She will never admit her wrongdoing and does believe she is above the law. Apparently so are the suits in the FBI & DOJ, most likely the Hussein Obama Admin..
    Secondly, mueller is researching a measly hundred grand while Killary had some 84 million funneled from DNC into her fake foundation, really??

  4. Mueller needs to investigate the emails for Russian connection to the election but he is not investigating democrats because he was part of the hoax. He was not called by congress to investqagate.

  5. Take your best Mueller. Still Waiting……its been 2 years….still waiting…..what is taking so long? Does Mueller get paid by the hour?? I have been waiting for 2 years…..toe tapping…..why is it that people who are against Hillary end up dead? Still waiting….

  6. Fostered is another name for suicide. Seth Rich got Fostered, Vince Foster got Fostered, and now this guy. The bureaus of intelligence are crooked to a man, Trump should gather them all, every man jack alive and give them a two word speech :
    Ya Fiyed!

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